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    Default My latest Hydro project 1986 U-100 Boat

    Restoring an older Spec hydro based on the old Dave Frank plan. Fixing it up, reinforcing it, sealing it, Putting a new hatch and cowl on it then painting it up as the 1986 U-100 Boat. Real challenging paint job appliance White with black block lettering that says BOAT.
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    Going to use a proboat 1500 KV motor, .130 Flex, Speedmaster hardware

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    Going to add aluminum plate to the turn fin and transom area to reinforce



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    I loved building this little Blaster Jim.
    I've run the 1500kv motor in it. Heaps of speed with an M645 prop.
    Had mine out last weekend for another play.
    I'm sure yours will look spectacular with such a simple paint scheme. Sometimes there is so much more in simplicity.

    Cheers.

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    Is it for spec hydro or 1/10th scale Jim?
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    a spec hydro it measures 28.5 inches long
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    I have built the frame for the hatch. It now goes all the way to the bottom of the boat and is perfectly level to the deck flange. I will glue the top on and then trim the frame back after it is glued on securely to the hatch cover. This is my second try at it first one didn't come out well so try again. This one should be a great fit.


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    Looking good Jim.
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    Jim,
    Looks great! Always love your builds!
    Too many boats, not enough time...

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    one more pic
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    That paint job is sweet

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    It's going to be nice and easy and cheap graphics are also easy

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    Ok update. The cowl is almost ready to be glued on. I hhave added balsa to give a good glue surface. It is shaped and ready to glue after I seal the balsa. The hatch cover is ready for sealing and the sponsons are again covered.



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    Looking real good!
    I can't wait to see how smooth it will look after you have trimmed the sponson edges.
    Too many boats, not enough time...

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    Coming along, Jim!! Very cool. That was a boat well worth restoring in my opinion.
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    I think it will be good and strong and sealed up when I get done with it. Hope to have it ready for prime this weekend
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    Here you go Tim sopnsons trimmed and ride pads glued on






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    Just got home from a rehearsal, and see these beautiful pictures. Jim, thanks.
    I was really wanting to see how you do this. Awesome.
    Too many boats, not enough time...

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    Tim I used my dremel with a drum sander on it, a sanding block and a special file I inherited from my father. Never seen anything like it but it works great for kind of planing down the edges. You can kind of see it in the first picture on post 19
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    Thanks Jim, ride pads look real good. I originally had a question from the last picture of post #15, but I compared with earlier photos and I realized what you have done.
    Too many boats, not enough time...

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    Sponson's done. A little glass to be added in a couple of thin areas ans a light sanding and she will be ready for sealling

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimClark View Post
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    Those white guys all look the same!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyatBBY View Post
    Those white guys all look the same!
    LMAO!! That paint scheme reminds me of that old generic packaging that stores used to use. The funniest one I remember is the Six Pack of Beer, White cans that just said BEER in Black letters and it was some terrible stuff. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4100/4...4730ce2c8a.jpg

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    Jim,

    Let me know if you need anything else to get this running, or need some help. I'm looking forward to you getting this running...
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    Jim- a very nice boat. You are a master builder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jantagg View Post
    Jim- a very nice boat. You are a master builder.
    I couldn't agree more!
    Too many boats, not enough time...

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    Got sanding of filler I use glad to cover the glass that I used to reinforce a few areas. Also got the wood cut for the stand Will finish the stand this weekend

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    Got some done this weekend though only got one day to work on it due to a washing machine that needed repairing Saturday. Anyway I got the stand made and worked on the cowl some more.





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